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General Category => New To Radio => Topic started by: Koto on July 13, 2017, 08:12:45 pm

Title: Newbie question
Post by: Koto on July 13, 2017, 08:12:45 pm
Greetings,

I have a question regarding connecting an end fed wire to a Jackite pole. One of my antennas is a EARCHI matchbox which has no loop on the end. I've seen some that come crimped into a loop. The 28' pole I have has a small loop at the tip so do I ziptie the looped antenna to the end  or is there another way someone might recommend. Hoping to try vertical and sloping configurations.

Thanks,
Rich
Title: Re: Newbie question
Post by: gil on July 15, 2017, 06:57:22 am
Hello Rich.

I usually glue my wire to a pen cap so that I can slid it on top of the fishing pole I use. This way it can easily be removed. It's not very secure, but it works for me. You can use something a bit longer, maybe a few inches of plastic tubing... I also sometimes just use a piece of string. See this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_Axs2ut7sE&t=178s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_Axs2ut7sE&t=178s)

Gil.
Title: Re: Newbie question
Post by: Jon_Garfio on July 15, 2017, 07:38:39 am
  The cap of a pen is a great idea.

I attach to the wire a small piece of paracord with a Hanged knot to fit in the fĂ­shing pole, It gives no surprises with the mountain high wind.




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Title: Re: Newbie question
Post by: Koto on July 15, 2017, 08:57:17 pm
Thanks for the advice...I will get out the hot glue gun!

73,
Rich